DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH SEA FORTIES FIELD PLATFORM CONCEPT

The concept of the Forties Field platforms and the associated installation techniques were determined from the required deck area and associated loads, type of supporting foundation and an overall system which, as an end result, provided an expedient and safe installation. The deck layout was selected to provide reliable and safe operational facilities. Allowable deck lift weights, provisions of safety and fire control, an acceptable working environment for personnel, and the minimization of pollution from exhaust, heat and noise, contributed to the final concept adopted. This paper presents the history of the development of the Forties Field platforms and discusses the engineering considerations and operational criteria which utilimately leads to the design concept.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 9-20

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 2245 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM